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Individual ID# : 27066

Description of Individual : 28 yr old high functioning autistic man, good natured, great sense of humour, needs weekly companion to assist with life skills. loves to be out in the community and go to local events.
Worker's Role : assist with daily life skills and have someone other than a family member in his life. needs weekly visits and assist with planning activities. needs to develop math and reading skills and establish a program to do independent study.
Availability : afternoons and or evenings and perhaps longer visits for potential day long excursions
Nearest Main Intersection : McQuay Blvd and Dundas St W.
Region : Central (Whitby/Oshawa)
Rate of Pay : Negotiable
Date Posted :  

To respond to this classified, please send an e-mail to the Co-ordinator, at durham@respiteservices.com and quote ID# 27066

Individual ID# : 29541

Description of Individual : Looking for support for adult female with slight developmental delay, she is highly energetic, articulate and has a great outgoing personality, loves to do hair, makeup, dance, sing, go for coffee and shop.
May sometimes be verbally aggressive but can usually be redirected without too much effort.
Worker's Role : Assist with daily living needs, must have car, some housework including laundry, preparing meals, help with showering, makeup and hair.
Availability : Evening shifts from 5:00-10:00pm Monday-Friday, overnights from 10:00pm to 9:00am
Weekend shifts 9:00am to 3:30pm 3:30 to 10:00 and sleep overnights
Nearest Main Intersection :
Region : Central (Whitby/Oshawa)
Rate of Pay : Negotiable
Date Posted : January 16, 2020

To respond to this classified, please send an e-mail to the Co-ordinator, at jgodfrey@dafrs.com and quote ID# 29541

Individual ID# : 26065

Description of Individual : Adult male requires support. He is verbal and mobile. Simple language required. He is a very sociable person. He enjoys sports, eating out, game shows and other recreational activities.
Worker's Role : Worker is needed to support the individual in the Community, bus training, teaching him how to get around the city, bus routes, attending the gym, and other recreational activities. Someone who has experience with epilepsy and seizures is helpful.
Availability : Afternoons - Any
After School - Any
Saturday - Any
Summer - Any
Nearest Main Intersection : Simcoe/Conlin
Region : Central (Whitby/Oshawa)
Rate of Pay : Negotiable
Date Posted : January 16, 2020

To respond to this classified, please send an e-mail to the Co-ordinator, at jgodfrey@dafrs.com and quote ID# 26065

Individual ID# : 29981

Description of Individual : Beautiful 8 year old girl that needs support with toileting, and mobility.
Worker's Role : To support her when needing to be toileted. And to sit with her until parents are home. May also be required to pick up from daycare and watch her little brother at times. Must have own vehicle and licence. Non smoker, and first aid and cpr a must. Must be ok with her dog.
Availability : My husband and I work shifts, so the times will be different each week.
Nearest Main Intersection : Harmony & Adelaide
Region : Central (Whitby/Oshawa)
Rate of Pay : Negotiable
Date Posted : January 15, 2020

To respond to this classified, please send an e-mail to the Co-ordinator, at durham@respiteservices.com and quote ID# 29981

Individual ID# : 18463

Description of Individual : Energetic, affectionate eight year old boy. Developmentally delayed mostly with language and communication. My son is diagnosed with a rare form of epilepsy and although his seizures are some what controlled they are controlled by a strict diet that he is on called the Ketogenic diet. My son is a very happy child but certain precautions are required to keep and prevent him from having seizures. He loves to play, do puzzles, arts and crafts, stickers and going for walks.
Worker's Role : To provide respite care so that I may attend older siblings sport practices/games. Be able to follow simple snack or meal prep and administer meal or medication. Play and encourage use of new words. At times to be able to watch other siblings age 3 and 6.
Availability : Looking for availability during the week starting at 5:30 and into evening. I am flexible but would also be looking for someone who does have some weekend availability even if it is not every weekend.
Nearest Main Intersection : Taunton and Townline
Region : Central (Whitby/Oshawa)
Rate of Pay : Negotiable
Date Posted : January 15, 2020

To respond to this classified, please send an e-mail to the Co-ordinator, at jgodfrey@dafrs.com and quote ID# 18463

Individual ID# : 28705

Description of Individual : 22 year old autistic female, requires personal care and non verbal.
Likes are music and computer walks outside, drives in the car.
Worker's Role : Personal care required, feeding , just checking in on her to make sure she is okay and does not need anything.
Availability : Tuesdays
4 hour shift beginning any time between 11am and 1pm.
Nearest Main Intersection :
Region : Central (Whitby/Oshawa)
Rate of Pay : Negotiable
Date Posted : January 15, 2020

To respond to this classified, please send an e-mail to the Co-ordinator, at jgodfrey@dafrs.com and quote ID# 28705

Individual ID# : 12894

Description of Individual : Gentleman in his early 60's and living in Oshawa is seeking a retired or semi-retired man to go with him to various activities and events. He is very sociable, helpful and caring. He would like to be out and about weekday afternoons, some evenings and occasional weekend.
He lives with his brother in their own apartment. They have a close relationship. He is very active, independent, communicates well and is fun-loving and caring.
Worker's Role : To provide accompaniment to social and recreational activities, assist in researching what is available in and around Oshawa, and trying new things perhaps with the Oshawa Seniors' Center. Supporter must have a reliable vehicle and driver's licence, and be available 20-24 hours per week.
Availability : Primarily weekdays, but may include some evenings or weekends depending upon the events and activities he wants to pursue.
Nearest Main Intersection : Harmony & King
Region : Central (Whitby/Oshawa)
Rate of Pay : Negotiable
Date Posted : January 9, 2020

To respond to this classified, please send an e-mail to the Co-ordinator, at jgodfrey@dafrs.com and quote ID# 12894

Individual ID# : 12893

Description of Individual : A man in his early 60's is seeking companionship at home and in his local community of Oshawa. He enjoys cards and other games at home, walks through the neighborhood, and socializing.
Our son lives with his brother in their own apartment. They have a close relationship. One of our sons has seizures thus a support worker must have a good understanding of seizure activity. We need a worker who can also respect & appreciate the close relationship between our two sons. Both men are kind, gentle and fun-loving people.
Worker's Role : Provide social and recreational activities in his home, walks in the neighborhood and social events. Light house-keeping, morning or evening routines. Experienced & able to safely transfer (weight bearing) without manual lifts.
Supporter must be able to provide transfer support, morning and evening routines.
Committed, reliable, have a car, and clear driving record.
Availability : Primarily weekdays and maybe some weekday evenings. Occasional weekends.
Nearest Main Intersection : Harmony & King
Region : Central (Whitby/Oshawa)
Rate of Pay : Negotiable
Date Posted : January 9, 2020

To respond to this classified, please send an e-mail to the Co-ordinator, at jgodfrey@dafrs.com and quote ID# 12893

Individual ID# : 29925

Description of Individual : A very pleasant individual
Very outgoing..loves movies and going to the mall...verbal ..loves music
Physically challenged but can transport from wheel chair to vehicle.
Worker's Role : Assist client to get around in the community. She will be seeing a personal trainer in order to lose weight and will need help to take here to and from the ability center
Availability : Weekends. And weeknights after 4
Nearest Main Intersection : Brock and401
Region : Central (Whitby/Oshawa)
Rate of Pay : Negotiable
Date Posted : January 7, 2020

To respond to this classified, please send an e-mail to the Co-ordinator, at jgodfrey@dafrs.com and quote ID# 29925

Individual ID# : 4977

Description of Individual : I work and volunteer in my community. I love taking the car or bus or walking to watch ball games, go to concerts, to go swimming. I enjoy taking photographs and choosing some to make into greeting cards. I am also an environmentalist and enjoy joining environmental projects. I am also a businessman. As you can see I lead a healthy, active lifestyle and enjoy being with people.
Worker's Role : Be open to different ways of thinking about support.Offer assistance in ways that I learn best. Have an interest and willingness to attend learning events about Social Role Valorization and other related workshops. Effectively act as a bridge to unpaid relationships with valued community members.
Availability : Mondays and Thursdays, 9 - 4
Nearest Main Intersection : Stevenson & Annapolis
Region : Central (Whitby/Oshawa)
Rate of Pay : Negotiable
Date Posted : November 28, 2019

To respond to this classified, please send an e-mail to the Co-ordinator, at jgodfrey@dafrs.com and quote ID# 4977

Individual ID# : 6747

Description of Individual : Our son is a 35 year old man with a very helpful disposition. He has epilepsy and a learning disability. He has many interests including sports, library, lego, trains etc.
Worker's Role : Worker must be enthusastic and an energetic individual who has good negotiation skills and is able to plan and implement a varied program of activities for our son . This position requires flexibility by the individual in planning a day.

To support our son 3 days per week (15 hours) during daily activities including: Volunteering at Reptilia, Lawn bowling, pickle ball, swimming, library, exercising, working on reading skills, visiting museums and activities in the community.
Availability : Wednesday 5 hours, Thursday 5 hours, Friday 5 hours to a total of 15 hours per week. We can work with flexible time frame.
Nearest Main Intersection : Anderson and Dryden
Region : Central (Whitby/Oshawa)
Rate of Pay : Negotiable
Date Posted : November 26, 2019

To respond to this classified, please send an e-mail to the Co-ordinator, at jgodfrey@dafrs.com and quote ID# 6747


Individual ID# : 19848

Description of Individual : My 10 year old son loves Super Mario anything, drawing, watching TV, reading books, playing (reenacting tv shows he's seen), Star Wars, Lego, YouTube videos. Loves comic books like Garfield or Calvin&Hobbes. Likes go swim(no deep end) and go to the library
Worker's Role : Minor toileting, social skills, reading, practicing cutting and printing, sensory diet, emotional skills - zones of regulation
Availability : After School - Any
Weekend -Any
Nearest Main Intersection : Sandringham & hwy 2
Region : East
Rate of Pay : Negotiable
Date Posted : January 16, 2020

To respond to this classified, please send an e-mail to the Co-ordinator, at jgodfrey@dafrs.com and quote ID# 19848


Individual ID# : 26914

Description of Individual :
Worker's Role :
Availability :
Nearest Main Intersection : Brittiana & Simcoe
Region : North
Rate of Pay : Negotiable
Date Posted :  

To respond to this classified, please send an e-mail to the Co-ordinator, at durham@respiteservices.com and quote ID# 26914


Individual ID# : 24575

Description of Individual : My son is 10 years old and I am looking for someone who can support him at the aftercare. He is high functioning and has been in aftercares before
Worker's Role : Help him during transitions
Availability : After school
Nearest Main Intersection :
Region : West
Rate of Pay : Negotiable
Date Posted :  

To respond to this classified, please send an e-mail to the Co-ordinator, at durham@respiteservices.com and quote ID# 24575

Individual ID# : 26386

Description of Individual : He is generally a happy outgoing young man who has autism. He is non-verbal but communicates in his own way by pointing, gestures, sounds and is using the Proloquo2Go program on his iPad mini. He is 36 years old. Some of the things that he enjoys include community walks, hiking, swimming, music, skating, malls, flea markets, rock climbing, movies, and restaurants. He has a very likeable personality and is constantly singing and humming tunes on the radio or in the car.
Worker's Role : To accompany him in the community so he can safely participate. Ensure his safety at all times – work co-operatively with another caregiver. He needs to be assisted with personal grooming, toileting. Supervise during activities such as swimming, rock climbing etc. Worker must be patient, kind and assertive but not overly. Must have own vehicle for transportation to and from activities. Must be a good swimmer with CPR certification. Treat him with respect at all times.
Availability : Looking for person available alternative Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm and willing to experience new things. Male or female and must be reliable and punctual.
Nearest Main Intersection : Morningside and Morningview Trail
Region : West
Rate of Pay : Negotiable
Date Posted : January 20, 2020

To respond to this classified, please send an e-mail to the Co-ordinator, at jgodfrey@dafrs.com and quote ID# 26386

Individual ID# : 18333

Description of Individual : I am looking for a mentor and coach to assist my 27-year-old son to be more socially and physically active in the community.

We play hockey and baseball but a more pre-planned schedule is required to reduce his anxiety through fitness and physical activities.
Worker's Role : This person should have good leadership skills and be able to mentor a young adult to participate in more community oriented social and fitness related activities.

Teach personal health and nutrition.

The person should have experience with anxiety and/or addiction training. Sport, nutrition or fitness education an asset.
Availability : Evenings - Any
After School - Any
Summer - Afternoons, Evenings

3 or 4 hour shifts 2 x a week
Nearest Main Intersection :
Region : West
Rate of Pay : Negotiable
Date Posted : January 9, 2020

To respond to this classified, please send an e-mail to the Co-ordinator, at jgodfrey@dafrs.com and quote ID# 18333

Individual ID# : 8867

Description of Individual : 23 year old very happy and active young woman. With support, she spends a lot of time out and about in community enjoying her hobbies and interests (eg swim, parks, restaurants, etc.. , trying new things and practicing her social skills. She enjoys the time spent with workers and is looking forward to adding new people to her life. She practices groceries, laundry, bed making, and meal prep regularly. She enjoys the volunteer roles we have created so far. She has autism, (including minimal behaviors, but significant developmental and language delays), NF1 and hEDS (neither of which cause major problems so far).
Worker's Role : Help build a quality lifestyle that provides time for my daughter to have fun while growing, learning and participating in things that give her a sense of accomplishment and accent her abilities. Non smoker. Support her in her many interests & hobbies Help her develop her sporting abilities. Help increase the number /variety of volunteer opportunities for her. Support her in these roles. Teach her more life skills and independence. Have/use your own vehicle to ensure she is out and about.
Availability : Mon - mornings, afternoons,
Tues - mornings, afternoons
Wed - afternoons and evenings
Thurs -
Fri - evenings
Sat - any
Sun evenings
Nearest Main Intersection : Brock Rd & 3rd Concession
Region : West
Rate of Pay : Negotiable
Date Posted : January 7, 2020

To respond to this classified, please send an e-mail to the Co-ordinator, at jgodfrey@dafrs.com and quote ID# 8867

Individual ID# : 19192

Description of Individual : Young adult male with an awesome attitude seeks a community net-worker to find the right leisure activities, volunteer opportunities and part time work. He sometimes requires encouragement to become engaged.
Support needed to help him foster/sustain connections.
You know you're successful when he no longer needs support and you can then work on exploring a different activity. Enjoys movies, puzzles, games, animals, drama, ghosts and being active. However, needs help to avoid food temptations.
Worker's Role : As an easy going and cheerful individual, you will be vital link between the individual and the community. All workers must be aware of opportunities to facilitate interactions and teach social skills. Teach bus routes to new activities. Support at gym, pool, and other activities. Maybe ghost tours or historic places. Must have the ability to be confident, reassuring and also firm (but not loud). Be aware food restrictions in place for worker when with individual.
Availability : Afternoons - Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Evenings - Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Saturday - Mornings, Afternoons
Summer - 2020 will vary due to camp and other commitments
Feel multiple workers with various roles would work best.
Nearest Main Intersection : Brock Road and Rossland Road
Region : West
Rate of Pay : Negotiable
Date Posted : January 7, 2020

To respond to this classified, please send an e-mail to the Co-ordinator, at jgodfrey@dafrs.com and quote ID# 19192

Individual ID# : 23974

Description of Individual : 12 year old girl with severe ASD, non verbal. Enjoys the outdoors. Is not aggressive or violent, but can have meltdowns that include self harm, or be stubborn sometimes.
Enjoys being busy in the community.
Has a sassy personality.
If you connect you will be rewarded with beautiful smiles, giggles, and hugs.
Worker's Role : Take her swimming, hiking/walking, splash pads, beaches, playgrounds, library etc. Maybe out to restaurants.
She will need some assistance with personal care. Teaching life skills while enjoying activities would be great.
She requires constant supervision due to severe PICA.
Availability : Weekends, after school, PA days, holidays, March and Christmas break, summer.
Nearest Main Intersection :
Region : West
Rate of Pay : Negotiable
Date Posted : December 31, 2019

To respond to this classified, please send an e-mail to the Co-ordinator, at jgodfrey@dafrs.com and quote ID# 23974

Individual ID# : 25955

Description of Individual : We are looking for someone who would enjoy taking our adult son out into the community or doing things with him here at home!!
He enjoys camping, loves to go to plaza and have a bit to eat, or hamburger places.
Worker's Role : Just to get him out from daily home life and away from his parents one evening a week. Bonus if the person is available for a few hours either Saturday or Sunday!!
Availability : Our son is at his workshop daily from 8:30 to 3 pm or so.

Prefer either a Tuesday or Wednesday evening for approximately 3 hrs. to start with.
Nearest Main Intersection : Dixie/Finch Ave.
Region : West
Rate of Pay : Negotiable
Date Posted : December 6, 2019

To respond to this classified, please send an e-mail to the Co-ordinator, at jgodfrey@dafrs.com and quote ID# 25955

Individual ID# : 27863

Description of Individual : We are hiring for a respite worker for our 5 year old daughter with complex special needs. She enjoys music, books and movement.

Experience with assistive equipment such as standers, walkers, AFOs preferred but willing to train. Preference for individuals who can make a 1 - 2 year commitment.

Work involves assistance with activities of daily living; implementing activities to assist with development of gross motor, fine motor and cognitive skills.
Worker's Role :
Availability : Saturday or Sunday afternoons biweekly for about 4 - 5 hours. Additional hours may be needed.
Nearest Main Intersection : Whites Road and Strouds Lane
Region : West
Rate of Pay : Negotiable
Date Posted : December 2, 2019

To respond to this classified, please send an e-mail to the Co-ordinator, at jgodfrey@dafrs.com and quote ID# 27863

Individual ID# : 26495

Description of Individual : I am looking for a respite worker to provide care for my 6 year old son with autism and my 8 year old daughter for about 4 hours every other weekend.
Worker's Role : The time can be flexible and day can be flexible.
Availability :
Nearest Main Intersection : Ritchie & Hwy 2
Region : West
Rate of Pay : Negotiable
Date Posted : November 28, 2019

To respond to this classified, please send an e-mail to the Co-ordinator, at jgodfrey@dafrs.com and quote ID# 26495

Individual ID# : 6742

Description of Individual : We have a 15 year old boy who has moderate autism. Our son is pre verbal and is much more responsive now with joint attention and is able to show us what he wants, either physically by pointing, or through his PEC book. He likes playing on his hand held devices including the ipad, being read to, doing arts and crafts, going for walks and to the playground. He loves basketball on TV and we would like to develop his skills.
He was a runner when he was younger, and although he really listens a lot better now, he can be a little impulsive.
Worker's Role : We are looking for someone with patience, and a sense of humour. You would help our son to do more activities, kicking and throwing a ball back and forth, going outside in the nicer weather to shoot some hoops, doing puzzles and games and arts and crafts. Also, if possible and weather permits, going for walks and or going to the neighbourhood park.
Above all having fun is what it's all about.
Availability : Ideally, we are looking for flexibility, but afternoons would work best through the week and the odd Saturday evening so my husband and I could have a date night.
Nearest Main Intersection : Rossland and Salem
Region : West
Rate of Pay : Negotiable
Date Posted : November 28, 2019

To respond to this classified, please send an e-mail to the Co-ordinator, at jgodfrey@dafrs.com and quote ID# 6742

Individual ID# : 25903

Description of Individual : My son is 11 years old. He is energetic, curious and loves science. He likes to have fun, loves to play with LEGO, video games, swimming, soccer.
Rylan has a dual diagnosis of Autism and intellectual disability. He requires 1:1 and sometimes with have behavioural challenges.
Need assistance in evenings after 6pm and on weekends.
Worker's Role : To take out on outings in the community
To assist with child in the home, as needed
Availability : Evenings, weekends, holidays
Nearest Main Intersection : Brock/Dellbrook
Region : West
Rate of Pay : Negotiable
Date Posted : January 7, 2019

To respond to this classified, please send an e-mail to the Co-ordinator, at jgodfrey@dafrs.com and quote ID# 25903


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